Patrolman Edward Francis Riphon

Patrolman Edward Francis Riphon

Madison Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, May 16, 1932

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Edward Francis Riphon

Patrolman Edward Riphon was shot and killed after being abducted while he walked his downtown beat before 0200 hours. His body was found the following day in a gravel pit outside of town. He had been beaten and shot before his body was dumped in the pit. His murder case was never solved.

Patrolman Riphon had served with the agency for five years. He was survived by his wife, Isabelle, and their children Marian, Berniece, and Raymond.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Never identified

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Patrolman Riphon,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Madison.


United States Border Patrol

May 16, 2022

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